Black Knapweed

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Plant Bio

Common Name:Black Knapweed
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Centaurea
Species:nigra
Classification/Rank:Extremely Invasive
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Description

• perennial herb that grows 0.1-0.8m tall • stems are erect, branched, and rough hairy • leaves are toothed, or shallowly lobed to entire, and are hairy above and below; lower leaves are long stalked and become unstalked with increasing plant height • flowers are disk shaped, purple, and found solitarily at the end of upper branches

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